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[Dennis French]

Dennis French Focuses on Service as Department Head

May 3, 2018 / General News

‘He’s done a fantastic job of recruiting’ When you ask Dr. Dennis French to explain his role as department head, he can do it in five words: “Helping good people become famous.” Having achieved the rank of full professor and served as president of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, he now turns his career...

Students Participate in Pinniped Necropsy Lab at Brookfield Zoo

May 2, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last weekend, the Illinois Student Chapter of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (ISCWAVMA) hosted a pinniped necropsy wet lab with Dr. Kathleen Colegrove at Brookfield Zoo. We arrived at Brookfield Zoo early on Saturday morning to meet Dr. Colegrove. Dr. Colegrove first gave us a tour of the Zoologic Pathology Program’s (ZPP) space at...

Student in DVM/PhD Program Recalls ‘Joyful Metamorphosis’ at Illinois

May 1, 2018 / General News

For Joseph A. Cacioppo, the University of Illinois has been the foundation for his future career in veterinary medicine and it provided opportunities for him to expand his undergraduate research experience into a series of successful scientific endeavors. “The University has been the source of incredible opportunities, long-lasting friendships, unique career trajectories, and above all,...

Research Mentors Impact Student Destined for Life-Long Learning

Apr 30, 2018 / General News

“As a whole, U of I impacted my entire career path. The experiences I was exposed to and the mentors I have been privileged to get to know allowed me better clarity and more curiosity in my future in veterinary medicine,” says Brit’nee Letori Haskins, a veterinary student graduating in May. Her passion lies in...

[pelican upon arrival at clinic]

Pelican, Recovered from Gunshot, Returns to Wild

Apr 29, 2018 / General News

The bird will be released on April 30 The pelican has recovered from the gunshot wound and subsequent lead poisoning.  Wildlife clinic leaders are planning to release the pelican on Monday, April 30, near Clinton Lake, where migrating pelicans have recently been spotted. Clinic leaders are hoping that the recovered pelican will join others of...

Springtime Means It’s Time for Vaccinations

Apr 27, 2018 / Student Blogs

The extra hour of daylight in the evening with the springing forward of clocks surely confirms that spring is finally arriving here in central Illinois. Horse owners will, no doubt, welcome the opportunity to spend more time riding and, at the same time, think of scheduling spring vaccinations. The purpose of this article, then, is...

[Paul Fedyniak, Class of 2018, delivers MEDIK9USA kits]

Seeking Better Solution, Student Creates K9 Emergency Kits

Apr 27, 2018 / General News

“University of Illinois has taught me to question everything, truly fact-check, and decide whether the current solution is the best solution,” says Paul Fedyniak, who’s graduating as a doctor of Veterinary Medicine on May 11, 2018. “I like to think that the college has transformed me into someone who is better than who I was...

[Hajera Afreen presents at Undergraduate Research Week Symposium]

Undergraduate Research Thrives at Veterinary College

Apr 22, 2018 / General News

We welcome undergraduate researchers As an R1 university—one that grants doctoral degrees and is engaged in “the highest research activity”—Illinois has always included undergraduate students in research, and the emphasis on undergraduate research is growing. The College of Veterinary Medicine, although it does not offer undergraduate degrees, engages dozens of undergraduate students from a variety...

[Saniya Rattan explains her work to a listener]

Research Day Celebrates Graduate Student Achievements

Apr 20, 2018 / General News

Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, a pediatric neurologist and professor of pediatrics, neurological sciences, and biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, delivered the centerpiece address at the college’s annual Research Day celebration, held April 18, 2018. Her keynote talk was entitled “Targeted Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome: Modifying the Translational Pathway.” A major focus of...

Get to Know Alexis Abbate

Apr 19, 2018 / Get to Know

Alexis Abbate, client service representative at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has been with the University of Illinois for four months.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: My role at the college is having the first contact with patients. What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite...